Want to make any outfit look instantly better? Use a steamer to get rid of the wrinkles.
Ironing is my least favorite chore. When I tell you that I’d rather clean the bathtub than iron my work clothes. Part of this intense dislike stems from the fact that I feel like it’s unnecessary. I mean, I already put in the effort to wash and dry the clothes. Also, is it just me or does it seem like the clothes you need to be ironed are always inconveniently wrinkled on the morning you’re already running late?
A few years ago, I got a garment steamer and it has literally been one of the best household item investments I’ve ever made.
I was a changing room at Macy’s and a sales associate used an industrial-sized steamer to turn a rumpled heap of fabric back into a wrinkle-free evening gown in a matter of minutes. I was convinced that I needed a steamer in my life.
Here is the one I got 2.5 years ago and is still performing like new:
One of my favorite things about using a steamer vs an iron is that the process is so incredibly fast. You just add water, wait for it to heat up, and then aim the nozzle at the garment. Run the nozzle up and down lightly over the garment a few times and like magic, your wrinkles are gone. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it takes me less than 2 minutes to steam a shirt. It used to take me 5-10 minutes PER garment. With a steamer, I can do my entire outfit in less than 10 minutes.
Here are some other benefits to using a steamer:
- You can use it on everything from jeans to evening dresses
- you don’t have to worry about accidentally burning the shirt
- You can save time and money in-between dry cleaning
I’m love my huge beast of a steamer so much I’m actually looking to purchase a travel steamer so I can be wrinkle-free while on vacation.
Here are two travel steamers I’m looking at:
Do you also use a clothes steamer?
Do you use a small, portable handheld steamer when you travel? <—If so, I’d love to hear which one you have!